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are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the president has lots of hurdles to overcome. including the high unemployment rate. the stock market is off to a rough start. here's a live look at the big board. stocks are trading sharply lower. if your web it could be tough for lawmakers to avoid a fiscal crisis. >> that looming fiscal showdown is just some of the big issues facing the president as he heads back to work. >> there are signs here that the president may be on the move. i'm going to step out of the way. there's been a lot of activity. within the last 20 minutes or so. we saw the senior white house advisor or ride. so did the white house official photographer. he is a former chicago tribune photographer the police motorcycle escort typically leads the presidential motorcade also standing at the ready. the it is very exciting on here. there's a crowd growing in anticipation to see president obama. >> supporter stopped by his home the morning after his reelection victory. hoping to get a glimpse of the commander in chief. the rand daily was among them
are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the president was up and that around 9:00. >> and camped out on this corner. >> he made an unscheduled stop at a campaign field office not far from here. there were lots of tears hugs, smiles. this is the same office he made a surprise visit to two weeks ago. his feeling about his chanceshe is feeling good about his chances. >> i ended up having some confidence in the decency and goodness. we are working so hard. don't use their to governor romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. >> the president was cheered by his small group of ksupporters. >> across the street at the high-school they shouted and waved at the president. the president jokingly told them to go back to class. the president will also follow his election day ritual and play basketball of some of his buddies. he will also get a haircut from his longtime barber. after that he goes down to mccormick place where he will be delivering a victory speech or a concession speech. he is obviously hoping for the former parentr. vice president joe biden and hi
-wrenching to hear. and i'm tonya francisco in for dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. w-g-n's nancy loo is live in wheaton with our top story. >> the alleged killer provided numerous explanations including driving out the devil and getting back at her husband. the seven year-old victim was stabbed 100 times. the five girl was stabbed 50 times. both of them had their throats slashed. there were told they were about to go to heaven. >> she told them multiple stories about the deaths of the two children in her care on tuesday. there were too many inconsistencies. she shook her head a few times and she heard the accusations against her. both children on the extent to death tuesday night. at one point she told police that just an and the five year-old had evil inside of them and she needed to drive the devil out. according to prosecutors she had both children kneel down to pray. >> she began stabbing her son and told him that he was going to heaven. he pleaded for his life. she continued stabbing and until he was dead. she th
in in january 8th record of 20 women will be u.s. senators. talking about what may be on the agenda for the next four years. i guess the question is not do you believe him but can it work? >> i believe he wants to make a deal he is a deal maker from swayback if my body were here he would say well john gaynor was talking the same way earlier this year before the grand bargain fell apart and that would be true. he is right. that is still the same challenge they got a head and i think that obama has thebeen reelected we don't want the same four years of gridlock. what do you see in his future? >> i'm thinking about second term will be known by richard nixon and george w. bush they all had either scandals or real setbacks he came into office so right now he really has a challenge ahead to be more like an lbj or a clinton who can make things happen not just introduce bills but twist arms. some days he has not had it in him enough. we have said that a lot about him and it's true. in the very first debate everyone was saying he did so poorly next to romney because obama by nature is not a confrontati
welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's judy wang joins us live from mccormick place, where president obama will be spending election night. judy? >> play certainly not taking it easy. many of the foot soldiers received no guarantees that they will get in. what a difference from four years ago when 240,000 people filled grant park. thousands more poured into downtown streets to be part of the historic moment. mostly a private affair. many supporters will likely attend smaller events. cnn is working with the state to try to put up a jumble television screen. >> we know america has always done best. we thank you. we ask you to stay at a all the way to victory. he'll spend the election night in boston. if early voting is any indication turnout for tomorrow's election in the chicago area should be strong. w-g-n's tonya fransisco spent some time at the cook county board of elections and has a look. illinois is not a swing state. illinois voters are fired up nonetheless. 20 percent of voters have already voted early. people >> came out
but she was a five year-old girl who loved to play, witnesses tell us firefighters pulled her limp body from a bathroom in the basement of this home she later died at vista medical center the little girl was the only one in the basement when the fire started around 11:00 this morning firefighters arriving at the scene within minutes were confronted with intense smoke and heat, there was only one smoke detector in the basement and it did not have a battery it only took 3 gal. of water and less than 15 minutes to put the blaze out a little girl, a kindergartner was overcome by smoke the fire was possibly started by a match igniting a plastic basket full of clothes the fire chief and i wouldn't confirm if this could be a case of a child playing with matches. we have determined that it was a fire that was set by a flaming hand-held device but who said it or if it was accidental we cannot determine that she was the only one in the basement. she was very bubbly and she loved to play everywhere. she would come over to my house and just play with all of the toys we had she would love to play w
expulsion from the illinois house. wgn's nancy loo joins us live with more on the story. nancy? >> the newly reelected state senator would not say much about the federal indictment against him. derek smith plans to keep fighting. he says he looks forward to returning to the state house that impeached him just a few months ago. derek smith did not seem concerned about being the first house member to be impeached in over 100 years. he is apparently feeling vindicated after winning reelection. he has pleaded not guilty to federal bribery charges have been appalled by the way the democratic party has treated derek smith. either we believe in democracy or we do not. either you are innocent until proven guilty or you're not. henderson claims smith will be acquitted. he will not discuss the defense. despite the indictment and impeachment there's nothing to prevent smith from being sworn in to a new term. >>, with a host of city alderman here to honor the life of this fall and firefighter. he was highly regarded within his profession. a veteran firefighter. we want to show you a live picture. if
are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. our top story comes just a day after b-p agreed to pay billions in fines for the 2010 deep horizon explosion on the gulf. this morning's blast happened about 25 miles off the coast of grand isle, louisiana. the coast guard says four people have been airlifted to hospitals .... and at least two others are missing. the rig is owned by black elk energy ... and a new orleans t- v station reports about 28 people were on board at the time of the explosion. the coast guard says unlike the deepwater horizon blast in 2010 ... the black elk rig wasn't actively producing oil. so far there are no reports of oil leaking into the water. the fire has been put out. former c-i-a director david petraeus faces lawmakers on capitol hill for the first time today since his stunning resignation. he testified about the deadly attack on a u-s consulate in benghazi, libya in september. he was the director of the spy agency at the time. u-s ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the assault. petraeus testifed the c-i-a
viewers are now joining us, thanks for coming on board. let's go right to what you are most interested and that is the presidential battleground state florida. it looks like president obama has a smidgen more overall vote. now we go to pennsylvania, 62 percent barack obama. in ohio that is very similar to the type of voter in pennsylvania 36% of the precincts reporting a slow going their 54-46 for the president at the moment. and as they say no republican goes to the white house without ohio now let's check in with the hometown crowd. you are on jackie. >> i am here with the co-chair of the obama campaign bill daley also former chief of staff welcome just a few minutes ago so,. so calm. >> there has been no major change. >> are you hearing more than what you are seeing at the media? >> things are rolling out as was expected virginia is the same way, ohio is still early into that looks very close with the president is in a strong state what you think the keys were so far in getting these votes? >> i think they are incredible campaign operations in the volunteers. i think it's reall
supporters in backers who might otherwise stay away come to the polls for us. >> the people's verdict in chicago and the world's media already in position at mccormick place, the stage set security, tight. the end of the trail along every step of which he has worked to set himself apart. >> we know america has always done better, we have always promised everybody gets a fair shot. everybody is playing by the same rules, that's what we believe, that's why you'll elected me in 2008 and that's what i am running for a second term as president of the united states. >> the president pushing for a high turnout in his final day on the campaign trail his opponent still at a pushing for a wave of support as he continues his campaign. a razor-thin margin separating these two candidates, this late in the game everything is on the line, today mitt romney is a wondrous day on the campaign trail, this is his last stop before voters make their decision tomorrow. run these people say they have knocked down 13 million doors and tried to sell the romney message to 59 million voters they made contact w
are talking about. p.m. our priority is for children. last night's speaking exclusively to us she says that she is handling all of the pressure by working for her board which isn't exactly evidenced by her absence today. he hasn't worked in six months but steve rowe says that jackson's greatest strength may also be his biggest flop. this was a guy who really didn't play along with the the machine or play the game he was in a prodigious fund-raiser he didn't do a lot with other people and washing tin to work his way up the leadership he kept to himself but when barack obama ascended to the presidency he wanted that bad. >> that senate seat isfrom there we believe the federal agents have continued to investigate mr. jackson where they couldn't get him perhaps. what will happen next with the jacksons is likely up to them and we hope to find out soon. a number of chicago aldermen are urging lawmakers in springfield to allow undocumented immigrants to get a driver's license they say extending driving privileges could affect some 250,000 in illinois alone there would be trying to drive in
broadwell's e-mails had previously sent photos of himself, shirtless, to kelley. that's according to a u-s official.who says that agent was never part of the case. jill kelley tried to claim some sort of government privilege when she called 9-1-1 sunday to complain about reporters outside her home in tampa. >> this should not be able to stay on my property. in reality, kelley is just a volunteer. she is not a government employee, and is not entitled to diplomatic protection. general >> william ward improperly spent thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other expenses. he is being promoted over the findings. he will retire as a three-star general. he will also have to repay the government $82,000. president obama will meet with several business leaders today, and push for his plan to save the economy from the so-called fiscal cliff. this worst-case scenario means tax hikes and spending cuts totaling trillions of dollars... would automatically jump into effect at the beginning of next year. if the president and congress can't reach a deal on the debt. the white house and lawmakers crea
memories today of a man known for his kindness and sense of humor >> joins us with tonight's top story >> we have been speaking to some of his friends today and he had many of them. they describe him as a popular firefighter who loved his job and made everyone laugh. as family made a request on his behalf >> "herbie never wanted glory or ... so please check your smoke detector and give your kids a hug" tears and hugs outside the cook county medical examiners office as friends and family members of herbie johnson did their best to comfort each other. the 54 year old firefighter died from injuries he suffered while battling a blaze last night on the southwest side. this afternoon his body was escorted away by about a dozen emergency vehicles to a funeral home in the south suburbs. a 32-year veteran of the chicago fire department, he had just recently been promoted to captain. here he is speaking to reporters after a fire back in 2006. we got in and started the search >>the medical examiner determined he died from inhalation injuries. investigators are now looking into what caused t
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